Monday 2 July 2012

Visions of Wyndham : Various Artists

“And we danced, on the brink of an unknown future, to an echo from a vanished past.” 
― John WyndhamThe Day of the Triffids


“…after all, what is a planet but an island in space?” 

― John WyndhamThe Midwich Cuckoos

And again there are no words. 

Words exist that can, used by a poet, achieve a dim monochrome of the body's love, but beyond that they fail clumsily. 

My love flowed out to her, hers back to me. Mine stroked and soothed. Hers caressed. The distance - and the difference - between us dwindled and vanished. We could meet, mingle, and blend. Neither one of us existed any more; for a time there was a single being that was both. There was escape from the solitary cell; a brief symbiosis, sharing all the word ...” 
― John WyndhamThe Chrysalids

Images : Patrick Leger

Images: Harry Willcock


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Village of the Damned (based on The Midwich Cuckoos)

In the English village of Midwich, the blond-haired, glowing-eyed children of uncertain paternity prove to have frightening powers.

Directed by Wolf Rilla (1960)

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(* Note: Movie starts about 4 and a half minutes into the attached video.)

"A shower of meteorites produces a glow that blinds anyone that looks at it. As it was such a beautiful sight, most people were watching, and as a consequence, 99% of the population go blind. In the original novel, this chaos results in the escape of some Triffids: experimental plants that are capable of moving themselves around and attacking people."

The Day of the Triffids: Directed by Steve Sekely (1962)

“Anybody who has had a great treasure has always led a precarious existence.” 
― John WyndhamThe Day of the Triffids


John Wyndham (1903 -1969)

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